Code of the District of Columbia

§ 44–535.02. Prohibitions.

(a) No surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia shall be performed in a center except under the immediate medical direction of a physician licensed to practice the healing art in the District of Columbia and who is a qualified anesthesiologist.

(b) If a center knows, or reasonably should know, that any patient was referred to it by a referral services which charged a fee for such referral, the facility shall immediately report all pertinent facts of such alleged referral to the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia.

(c) "Fee-splitting", or the sharing of a fee between any physician, person, agency, or clinic, for any charge, services or referral by or with an ambulatory treatment center shall be prohibited.